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James DownesChief, Federal & Int'l Emergency Communications BranchCybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Mr. Downes is currently assigned to the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in the Emergency Communications Division. He is Senior Advisor for Encryption and P25 Standards and Security. He has worked for more than 50 years in wireless communications, primarily in the public safety and Federal law enforcement areas. He has managed the Federal Partnership for Interoperable Communications (FPIC) for more than 25 years. He has been involved in the Project 25 Standards Activity since 1993 and is currently the Chair of the Project 25 Steering Committee